With Mars (masc) conjunct the Moon (fem) and Venus (fem) conjunct the Sun (masc) although in a different sign, one of the issues we all have to think about is gender. This Full Moon has a gender bending energy to it. We have been taught there are two genders. Biologically, this was a stage of evolution that developed in order to ensure genetic diversity which was necessary to ensure survival of a species. The human animal has survived and in fact, threatens the survival of all other species. However, actually humans are not always born clearly of one gender or another. Sometimes they are born with characteristics of both genders. This has been dealt with in different ways historically and culturally.
Some people think that homosexuality and transgender identity is on the rise. Many spiritual traditions say that ultimately humans will be androgynous…that is possessing both male and female characteristics. That sexual dimorphism and two sexes will no longer exist.
If you look at pictures of spiritual teachers like Jesus and Yogananda, you can see how they look both masculine and feminine.
Perhaps we are going through this transition now.
How do you feel reading this? Joy? Surprise? Nausea? Fear? Threatened? It’s time to examine your beliefs and feelings, and what they are based on. Knowledge? Experience? Are you just buying a package someone else has handed you?
We are in a period of rapid change. Our tendency is to want to hold on to the known, to seek security. When there is a tragedy or accident, people want to get back to the way things were before, as soon as possible. They suffer most when they hang on to the past. The expression “go with the flow” is associated with irresponsibility and laziness. A hippie expression only practiced with those who have no goals or aspirations.
However, as the nomads of the Sahara know, the best path to a destination is not a straight line. Sailors know you often have to aim the bow at an angle to the direction you want to go in order to catch the wind in the sails. The better you are at this, the faster you will move forward.
At this time, I feel we are being asked to set our intentions and then develop flexibility and resilience. Saturn in Sagittarius indicates that our work is to be the author (authority) of our own story…and be willing to edit and rewrite as we move forward. Sometimes the story we started out with no longer fits our reality. Sometimes someone else wrote the story and we are trying to force ourselves to conform to it. Be the author of your own life. Don’t settle to live someone else’s story.